Miss America in the Basin Saturday

Miss America is in Klamath Falls this weekend as the keynote speaker for the Citizens for Safe Schools annual CHARACTER COUNTS! and Mentoring Matters Banquet Saturday. The event is at the Running Y where Miss America Laura Kaeppeler (Kepp-ler) will talk about her platform on mentoring, especially for children of incarcerated parents. It is...
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OIT grad to talk on managing daily life

Oregon Institute of Technology graduate Dr. Rebecca A. Powers is scheduled to speak to OIT students in Wilsonville Friday about managing everything that happens to us daily. Dr. Powers graduated from Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. While working full time as a medical technologist, she...
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Whitsetts sweep state races

While Democrats were on track to pick up four seats in the Oregon House and take the majority following two years of an even split between the parties, two Republicans with more in common than political party were picked in Klamath County. Viewing the Basin: Sam Dunlap on Klamath County results Election results on...
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New Klamath Co. commissioners and assessor

In the race for Klamath County Commissioner seats, Republican Tom Mallams defeated Independent Kirk Oakes 72 to 27 percent. Mallams takes over position 1 on the board of commissioners. Mallams will debut on the board with position 3 winner Jim Bellet, who ran unopposed. Bellet is familiar with his new commissioner-mate Mallams. In the...
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Basin mayoral races; K Falls city council

In the Klamath Falls mayoral race, incumbent Todd Kellstrom was chosen for another term defeating opponent Donna Walker 52 to 39 percent. Chuck Pixler received nearly nine percent of the vote. In other mayoral races, Tim Saunders won in Merrill as did Patricia Ann Twamley in Chiloquin and Mike Patrick in Lakeview. Klamath Falls...
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Skrah wins Klamath Co. sheriff’s race

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One of the most contested races in Klamath County was for sheriff where Frank Skrah defeated Mike Angeli 54 to 29 percent. Write-in votes accounted for 16 percent of the vote and current sheriff Tim Evinger was running a write-in campaign. Cory Edmondson shares more on Klamath County’s new sheriff....
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Local reaction to Presidential race

President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday receiving 50 percent of the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Statewide, 53 percent of Oregon voters chose to re-elect President Obama, but Romney won Klamath County 67 percent to 29. Klamath County Democratic Party officer Dennis Sigo reacted to Obama 303-206...
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Newstalk 1150 KAGO Election Blog

Click here for up-to-date election information from Newstalk 1150 KAGO
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Viewing the Basin: Supermarket Saturday results

Niki Sampson from the Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank visited Viewing the Basin to talk about the success of last Saturday’s Supermarket Saturday.
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Basin teen arrested following Sunday shooting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There are new details regarding the shooting near Keno last weekend. 15-year-old Carson McDowell is accused of shooting and killing 15-year-old Mason Tucker over the weekend at Tucker’s home. On Monday, NBC-2 reported that initial reports were the shooting was accidental, but Klamath County Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forester told...
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